Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year!

2010 has been a fantastic year for me, and I want to thank all of you, my subscribers, for helping to make it so!  I have appreciated all of your emails and comments, and I look forward to many more in the coming year.

In 2011, together we’ll work smarter, more diligently and more aggressively to advance to new levels in our booklet adventures.  Some of you will create your first booklet, while others will grow beyond booklets to create other products and new streams of income.  I look forward to being a part of your journey and helping your business and your riches grow.

I wish each of you a very happy (and rich!) new year!

Kim Hillman

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Three Easy Steps For Creating A Profitable Business Plan For The New Year

If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you’ve heard me say more than once that you need to have a solid plan to work from in order to rake in those riches. This doesn’t have to be a lengthy, time consuming ordeal.  Here is how to create a simple, workable plan that will lead you down the path to profits in just three easy steps!

1)  Look back over the past year at what worked and what didn’t. Write down what worked and do it again!  Skip this step if you’re just beginning your booklet adventure.

2)  Decide what you want to accomplish by the end of the next year. Start here if you’re at the beginning of your booklet adventure.

3)  Work backwards from the accomplishments you wish to achieve, and write down the steps you need to complete in order to get there.

That’s it in a nutshell!  Simple!

To your riches!

Kim Hillman

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Quick Tip: How To Have More High Points More Often

Success isn’t the little victories.  Rather, it’s staying in the game. Your booklet adventure is made up of many twists and turns.  There are some very high points, and some very low points.  Your goal is to always get to the next high point, and to do that sometimes you’ll have to go through a few of the low points.

Simply put, running any kind of business, whether it’s a fortune 500 company or a solo operation, takes a certain amount of perserverance.  Many people start a business and then, a short time later they fold up.  They either hit a high point and think they’re finished, or they hit a low point and don’t have the stamina they need to make it through.

When you hit a high point – that big deal goes through, or your new product sells out in less than 24 hours, or you got that speaking gig you’ve been trying to get for months – pause for a moment to enjoy it, and then look to your next high point. Likewise, when you hit a low point – you lost that big deal, your new product flopped, or someone else got that speaking gig you wanted – don’t focus on what’s gone wrong.  Focus on how to fix it if you can, and then move on to the next high point.

Don’t spend any more energy than you have to on the low points.  Spend it on getting to the high points.  When you do, you’ll have more high points more often!

To your riches!

Kim Hillman

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The Essential Ingredient For Doing Business Like A Pro

Time is almost up.  2011 is now less than one week away.  Look back, for a moment, to this time last year.  What were your goals for your booklet publishing business?  Did you achieve them?  If not, here’s what you’re probably missing that will make a difference over the next 12 months.

Ideas Don’t Create

You began your booklet adventure with an idea, and from that idea came a booklet.  From that booklet came or will come other booklets and, possibly, other products.  But, your original idea isn’t what created your booklet. An idea is just a spark.  It excites and ignites your imagination to possibilities, but nothing can be created from an idea. An idea is just the catalyst to something greater.

Everyone has ideas – ideas for making more money, for creating products or services, and for writing books or booklets.  But, if an idea created the result, everyone who ever had an idea for a business would be a business owner, and everyone who ever had an idea for a book would be an author.

Taking The Next Step

When an idea sparks the imagination, you MUST take the next step if you are to see your idea become a tangible reality.  This applies to everything you ever hope to accomplish in your life.  But, what is the next step?  What comes after the idea?  Some might answer action, and that is a good answer.  But, before action can be taken, something else must happen – you must know which action to take!

Knowledge is the bridge between an idea and the final outcome of that idea.  You may have a great idea for a booklet about collecting old baseball souvenirs, but without a little knowledge you won’t be able to turn your idea into that booklet.  Knowledge is absolutely essential to your success, and you must possess the right knowledge in order to accomplish your vision.

Know Like A Pro

What constitutes the right knowledge?  Do you need some kind of specialized degree to be able to turn your idea into a tangible reality?  No.  But, you do need to have a solid understanding of your subject, your audience, your market, and the basics of writing, production and publishing booklets if you are going to be able to pull this thing off.

How can you create a booklet about collecting old baseball souvenirs if you know nothing about baseball or what is considered valuable from the game in days gone by?  And if you know that, how can you create the booklet your audience will want to read or your market will want to buy if you don’t know what their preferences are or how to find them?  And beyond all of this, how can you take your knowledge of your subject and your market and actually create that physical product if you don’t have the first clue how to go about it?  The answer is, you can’t.  You must first know what to do before you can take the action of doing it.

This applies to every aspect of your business. No matter what your next step is, whether creating your next booklet, a new product or service, or simply taking your business and your income to the next level, you’re going to need knowledge to get there.  Don’t just dive in and take the plunge without it.  Mistakes are costly both in terms of time, and in terms of money.

Make sure you know what you need to before you proceed to the next phase of your booklet adventure.  When you’re prepared, things will run smoothly and you’ll do business like a pro!

To your riches!

Kim Hillman

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Five Ways To Grow Your Business And Your Income That Work

Are you ready to grow your business beyond that first booklet?  Here are five ways you can do it…..

1)  Add more products. You can create new products from existing ones, or start from scratch.

2)  Expand your current market reach. Selling locally?  Go statewide.  Selling statewide?  Go national.  You get the idea.

3)  Reach out to a new market. Chances are your products can serve more than one.

4)  Offer a new service such as speaking or teaching. There’s good money here.

5)  Give something away. Everyone loves getting something for free, and it gives you credibility as well as visibility.

To your riches!

Kim Hillman

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Quick Tip: How To Improve And Make More Money In 2011

There is a difference between those in business who don’t do so well, and those who do exceedingly well.  The ones who do exceedingly well are the ones who are actually working.

Many people start a business in name only.  They come up with an idea and a catchy business name, but after that nothing happens. They talk about what they would like to do, but they never get around to doing it.  Or, they’re busy all the time, but the things they spend their time on are not productive and they never seem to get anywhere.

You don’t have to work like a dog to be successful in your booklet adventure.  But, you do need to work in a manner that is productive and that will advance you toward the completion of your goals.  Staying busy is not enough.  Your time should be spent on activities that produce something – preferably money!

As this year is quickly coming to a close, now is a good time to look back over the last 12 months and see what you did to bring you closer to your goals, and where you need to improve.  Getting rid of non-productive busy work will free up your time for more profitable endeavors.

To your riches!

Kim Hillman

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What To Do When The Words Won’t Come

Sometimes, in spite of your best efforts to come up with a good booklet topic, you come up empty.  Or, you’ve started your booklet but now you’re stuck.  You just don’t know what to say next.  What can you do?

There are many reasons why you may not be able to come up with the words or the right topic for your booklet. You might be under stress and unable to think clearly, or you might be trying to write at a time when you’re tired.  You may have gotten out of practice because you haven’t written anything in a while, or you might be hungry and all you can think about is food.

Whatever the reason, the solution is simple.  Give it a little time.  Don’t think about it too much.  There’s no sense in beating a dead horse.  Just walk away, do whatever you need to do – eat, sleep, or deal with whatever you need to deal with – and then return to your writing refreshed and ready to go.

Sometimes you just need a little break, especially during a busy time such as the holiday season.  In that case, it may be best for you to wait until after the holiday to pick up your writing again. It can be very difficult to focus on your writing when you’ve got so many other things to do.

Take a break and take care of yourself.  Then the words will come.

To your riches!

Kim Hillman

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